Dr Dre Deletes Instagram Post Bragging Daughter ‘Got Into USC All on Her Own’ (Photo)

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Dr. Dre Claims Daughter Was Admitted To USC “All On Her Own” In Instagram Post

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USC Freezes Accounts of Students Connected to College Admissions Cheating Case

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The University of Southern California has placed holds on the accounts of students who have been linked to the college admission cheating case, the university announced on Tuesday.

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, along with dozens of others, were charged earlier this month with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents.

Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, the daughters of “Full House” actress Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were USC students.  Jade lost her sponsorship with Sephora shortly after Loughlin’s arrest.

In a tweet, USC wrote that placing the students’ accounts on hold meant that “this prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review.”

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Additionally, the school said that the students have been notified about their status and will receive an update following a review, which could lead to “revoking admission or expulsion.”

Last Tuesday when the news was first reported, USC said that it terminated the two employees associated with the case, and also placed on leave a faculty member who was named in the federal indictment as a parent.

During a press conference in Boston, Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, said this was the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” totaling $25 million in bribes.

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The official charges for both actresses were “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If convicted, they could each face up to five years in prison.

The case prompted Hallmark Channel to cut its ties with Loughlin last week.

“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Hallmark parent company Crown Media said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including ‘Garage Sale Mysteries,’ an independent third party production.”

Check out USC’s tweet below:

Updated information on the College Admissions Issue:

• USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme; this prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review

— USC (@USC) March 19, 2019

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Jim Carrey Flunks Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Over College Admissions Case in Latest Artwork

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Sorry, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman; you have failed to make the grade as far as Jim Carrey is concerned.

Actor-artist Carrey, who routinely tackles politics with his growing body of work, turned his talents to the college admissions case that recently put “Full House” star Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” actress Huffman in a spotlight they no doubt would prefer not to be in.

In his latest work, Carrey opined that Loughlin and Huffman aren’t the only ones who deserve an F over the matter.

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“It’s not only Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and their kids, but ALL cheaters who will eventually receive a failing grade,” Carrey wrote of his latest piece.

Loughlin and Huffman, along with dozens of others, were charged earlier this month with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents. During a press conference in Boston, Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, said this was the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” totaling $25 million in bribes.

The official charges for both actresses were “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If convicted, they could each face up to five years in prison.

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The case prompted Hallmark Channel to cut ties with Loughlin last week.

“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Hallmark parent company Crown Media said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including ‘Garage Sale Mysteries,’ an independent third party production.”

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See Carrey’s latest below.

It’s not only Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and their kids, but ALL cheaters who will eventually receive a failing grade. pic.twitter.com/gF4CrYOYHZ

– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 18, 2019

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Hollywood Cynicism Finds a New Low in College Bribery Scandal

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People from outside Hollywood keep asking me about the college bribery scandal. I live here, after all, and I have a bunch of college- and postcollege-age kids.

They want to know, of course, how common it is for people to bribe their way into elite universities. Even my kids want to know who else was doing it.

How do I know?

The fact that I had never heard the slightest suggestion that there was a bribery ring implicating a fake charity, a professional SAT test-taker, college sports administrators and desperate celebrity parents looking for the kind of guarantees life is not supposed to give you — none of that matters.

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To everybody else, that’s what Hollywood represents. Two actresses and an owner of CAA (TPG’s Bill McGlashan, who exited the firm last week) may as well be the entire industry. A culture of privileged cheaters. (And of course Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia was on the yacht of USC chairman Rich Caruso in the Bahamas when the indictments came through).

Coming on the heels of an endless stream of disclosures of alleged sexual assault by famous actors and powerful executives, of sexual harassment, rape, casting couch extortion and — thank you, Michael Jackson — pedophilia, it’s pretty damn ugly.

My cynicism calculator has gone off the charts. It’s hard to fathom that Emmy and Golden Globe winner Felicity Huffman might face jail time after being charged with a felony she’s accused of committing on behalf of her daughter.

Meanwhile the international media is still feeding on the carcass of “Everybody in Hollywood knew about Harvey Weinstein.” (I just gave another interview on the matter last week to a major French TV network.)

And the Michael Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland” is raising questions about the late pop star’s circle: Who knew what and when and why and how and what do we do now?

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I’m getting tired of making excuses for our crowd.

When I moved to Los Angeles just over 20 years ago, my biggest fear was raising my children in this culture. At the time, documentarian Lauren Greenfield had just published “Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood,” a photography book chronicling the absurdly lavish lifestyles that wealthy and privileged children in L.A. enjoyed. I wrote an article about the book and emerged further terrified that my kids’ friends would have birthday parties in the penthouse suite of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, that every bar mitzvah would be on the Sony lot and that by the end of high school they’d all end up in rehab.

That turned out to be an oversimplification. Not false necessarily, but not the whole story. And by comparison, I can’t say that our political leadership and the titans of tech measure up any better than Hollywood parents. (Full disclosure: two of my children went to or still attend USC — one of the universities implicated in the worst abuses — and one of them knows Olivia Loughlin, though not well.)

Like most of the readers of this post, I know that the Hollywood community is mainly made up of hard-working men and women with solid values, who chose to become the world’s storytellers because of their passion to share and communicate. And yeah, maybe to get rich and famous too.

But it seems that we live in a time that all our assumptions will be challenged, when our sacred idols will be left in ruins, and that the values we believed in as a democratic society — equal opportunity, social justice — will need to be restated and reaffirmed in a way that does not lead to hilarious parody Lori Loughlin clips on Twitter.

But for now, prepare for a not-short period of a caricature of Hollywood and what we are all about.

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John Oliver Finds Jay Leno’s Call for Late-Night TV ‘Civility’ a Tad Hypocritical (Video)

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John Oliver torched Jay Leno Sunday after the ex-“Tonight Show” host called for a return to “civility” on late-night talk shows. There was just one problem there: Leno had a never-ending string of Monica Lewinsky jokes back in the ’90s, and some of them definitely crossed into the “slut-shaming” category.

“Those jokes have not dated well in any sense of the word,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said on his show last night.

Like the time when Leno revealed a new “Dr. Seus” book, “The Slut in the Hat.” Yeah, the replacement for The Cat was Lewinsky. That’s gross, Jay.

Oliver countered that with his own Dr. Seuss spoof, “Oh, the Places You Can Go F–k Yourself, Jay Leno.” The weekly HBO show then rolled an excellent new interview between Oliver and Lewinsky.

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Earlier in the cable talk-show’s main segment, Oliver slammed Fox News Channel anchor host Tucker Carlson for the way he shrugged off blowback to resurfaced crude comments he made years ago on a shock-jock radio show.

“One day you’re having dinner with your family imaging everything is fine, the next your phone is exploding with calls from reporters,” Carlson had addressed the backlash on his own show last week.

“First of all, no one having dinner with Tucker Carlson has ever imagined everything was fine,” Oliver said. “Most people’s answer to the question, ‘If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead’ is ‘Tucker Carlson, dead.’”

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If you’re thinking at this point that Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin got off scot-free last night, you’d be wrong.

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Seth Meyers Says Scooby Doo Is the Real College Cheating Scandal Culprit (Video)

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Seth Meyers has investigated the ongoing college admissions fraud scandal, and he identified the real criminal behind it all: cartoon detective/dog Scooby-Doo.

Ok, not really. But on Wednesday’s episode of “Late Night,” Meyers was pretty amazed by an email federal prosecutors say actress Felicity Huffman wrote that used what is probably Scoob’s most famous catch phrase.

Huffman was among 48 individuals charged on Tuesday with committing fraud to get their children into top universities, including fixing SAT results by arranging a test proctor who would change incorrect answers, according to charging documents. She was arrested Tuesday morning and her bail was set at $250,000. Huffman has not responded to a request for comment from TheWrap, and she has not commented publicly on the matter.

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But included in the evidence prosecutors released to the public on Tuesday was an email, which prosecutors say was written by Huffman, in which she said “Ruh Roh. Looks like [my daughter’s high school] wants to provide own proctor.”

“Make no mistake, the parents in these cases were very aware of what they were doing,” said Meyers. Describing the email, Meyers continued: “She literally sat down at a computer and typed the words ‘ruh roh.’ Making this the rare case where Scooby-Doo was the criminal.”

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Top Crisis Managers to Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin: ‘Just Stay Quiet and Disappear’

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin need to follow one simple rule if they hope to ever have a career in showbiz again, top crisis managers say: maintain a very low profile.

Susan Tellem, a partner with Tellem Grody PR, Inc. in Malibu, said the women should “just stay quiet and disappear” as much as possible.

“This is now a fraud case” she said. “This is a blatant crime that is being charged, not just an accusation. So anything she says will be part of the litigation.”

And Howard Bragman, a crisis public relations expert, suggested: “Don’t say anything publicly and listen to your attorneys.”

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On Wednesday, Huffman and Loughlin were charged along with 48 others with committing fraud to get their children into top universities, including paying bribes and fixing standardized test results, according to charging documents.

“It’s a tough one because cheating is cheating, you can’t walk back from that,” Joshua Kroon, a crisis and communications expert with Levick P.R., told TheWrap. “I don’t know if there’s anything they can do to stop what’s coming. I think all you can do at this point is hope for someone bigger than yourself to get ensnared in this scandal and take away the attention.”

Prosecutors say that Huffman paid $15,000, disguised as a charitable donation, to a college prep business in order to fix her daughter’s test scores. Huffman’s daughter ultimately scored 1420 on the SAT, an improvement of approximately 400 points over her earlier PSAT, according to the affidavit.

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Loughlin is accused along with her husband of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California by pretending they were crew athletes.

Over the years Hoffman established herself as one of Hollywood’s A-list stars, first as Lynette Scavo in ABC’s hit comedy “Desperate Housewives” from 2004-2012, and as Bree, a transgender woman in “Transamerica,” a performance that earned her an Oscar nomination in 2006. Meanwhile, Loughlin is best known for role as “Aunt Becky” in ABC’s 1980s-90s sitcom “Full House,” and its 2016 Netflix sequel-series, “Fuller House.”

“If they were my clients, I would be advising them to express contrition, take responsibility, and make the case that she made a mistake but that her ultimate motive was to provide her daughter with the best possible educational opportunity,” Evan Nierman, founder of crisis PR firm Red Banyan, told TheWrap.

“There is not a whole lot they can do,” he added. “You can’t justify the action.”

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Nierman cautioned against making any charitable contribution as a way to make amends.

“A charitable contribution is going to look like a cheap PR move,” he said. “To give a contribution to the United Negro College Fund would blow in her face because it would feel very disingenuous.”

The women and Laughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, a sentence that could carry prison time, according to Lou Shapiro, a criminal defense attorney who specializes in crisis management. But, Shapiro told TheWrap, that’s unlikely.

“Because they have no record and are upstanding citizens and probably have been involved in community service work they’ll likely be given probation with a significant amount of community service, so that they know what the common man feels like.”

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Lori Loughlin to Be Released on $1 Million Bail in College Admissions Bribe Case

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Actress Lori Loughlin will be released on $1 million in bail after appearing in court Wednesday, following her arrest as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scam case.

The $1 million bail was the same amount as her husband Mossimo Giannulli. She will be released after signing affidavit. Her next court date is March 29 in Boston.

Loughlin can travel within the continental U.S. and British Columbia for work, because she has several projects lined up in those areas. Judge Steve Kim said she has to relinquish her passport by December unless she gets more permission to have it; for example, if she has more work under contract. When she travels, has to report her itinerary to a pre-trial services officer.

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Loughlin, along with 46 others including actress Felicity Huffman, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents. During a press conference in Boston on Tuesday, Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, said this was the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” totaling $25 million in bribes.

The official charges for both actresses were “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If convicted, they could each face up to five years in prison. Huffman made her initial court appearance on Tuesday and was released on $250,000 bond. Huffman’s next court date is also March 29 in Boston.

According to the charging documents, Loughlin and her husband Giannulli, a fashion designer, “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” Giannulli had already made his court appearance and was released on $1 million bail, and will appear in a Boston courthouse on March 29.

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According to a separate affidavit, Huffman and her spouse — “Shameless” star William H. Macy, who was not identified by his name or charged in the affidavit — made a charitable donation of $15,000 “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter.” The document added that Huffman “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her youngest daughter, before deciding not to do so.”

Those arrested also include William McGlashan Jr., co-founder of STX and a director of the Hollywood agency CAA.

“McGlashan participated in both the college entrance exam cheating scheme and the college recruitment scheme, including by conspiring to bribe Donna Heinel, the senior athletic director at … USC, to facilitate his son’s admission to USC as a recruited athlete,” according to the affidavit.

Following his arrest, TPG, the private equity firm where McGlashan is a managing partner, placed him on indefinite administrative leave and named co-CEO Jim Coulter as interim managing partner.

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If you’ve been searching the internet for Felicity Huffman’s mug shot since yesterday — and Lori Loughlin’s since this morning — then we can let you know that your search is over because they aren’t likely to be released.

A spokesperson for the Department of Justice confirmed to TheWrap that mug shots are only released by the U.S. Marshals “under very specific circumstances that do not apply here,” and that the ones for Huffman and Loughlin will not be released.

“In the Central District of California, it would be very uncommon for the federal Marshals to distribute a mug shot to the public,” one criminal defense attorney told us, backing the DOJ’s answer.

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That is consistent with the U.S. Marshals’ stated policy, which can be found in full here.

“It is USMS policy to release photographs of fugitives or other prisoners only for law enforcement purposes,” it reads.

“When a fugitive has not yet been captured, the Task Forces and district offices may determine whether a law enforcement purpose would be served by release of photographs to the media or public,” the policy continues. “Once a prisoner has been arrested, the general rule is that no release should be made because release of photographs of that prisoner to the media or public would not serve law enforcement purposes.”

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There is a means for media to possibly get the mug shot using the Freedom of Information Act, or an FOIA request.

In that case, the USMS will still not disclose booking photographs unless its Office of General Counsel “determines either that the requester has made the requisite showing that the public interest in the requested booking photograph outweighs the privacy interest at stake or that other factors specific to the particular FOIA request warrant processing that request consistent with existing Sixth Circuit precedent.”

But there is a chance the mug shots can get out another way.

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Most of the time, a mug shot is taken when someone is processed, whether at the state of federal — including the Marshals — level.

A U.S. Marshals public information officer told TheWrap the Marshals don’t have a place to hold prisoners, so if they need to be detained, usually at a local jail, the local jails sometimes take their mug shots and they sometimes release those.

However, Marshals can’t disclose where someone is being held, and without that information, obtaining the mug shots through this route becomes unlikely in Huffman and Loughlin’s cases.

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On Tuesday, Loughlin and Huffman, along with 46 others, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents.

During a press conference in Boston on Tuesday, Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, said this was the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” totaling $25 million in bribes.

The official charges for both actresses were “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If convicted, they could each face up to five years in prison.

Huffman made her initial court appearance on Tuesday and was released on $250,000 bond. Her next court date is March 29 in Boston. Loughlin surrendered to the FBI on Wednesday morning. She will appear in a federal Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT.

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Lori Loughlin Surrenders to FBI in College Admissions Cheating Case

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A day after she was charged as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scam case, actress Lori Loughlin surrendered to the FBI on Wednesday morning.

She will appear in a federal Los Angeles courtroom at 2 p.m. PT.

Loughlin, along with 46 others including actress Felicity Huffman, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents. During a press conference in Boston on Tuesday, Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, said this was the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” totaling $25 million in bribes.

The official charges for both actresses were “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If convicted, they could each face up to five years in prison. Huffman made her initial court appearance on Tuesday and was released on $250,000 bond. Her next court date is March 29 in Boston.

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According to the charging documents, Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

Giannulli had already made his court appearance and was released on $1 million bail, and will appear in a Boston courthouse on March 29.

According to a separate affidavit, Huffman and her spouse — “Shameless” star William H. Macy, who was not identified by his name or charged in the affidavit — made a charitable donation of $15,000 “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter.” The document added that Huffman “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her youngest daughter, before deciding not to do so.”

The suspects also include William McGlashan Jr., co-founder of STX and a director of the Hollywood agency CAA.

“McGlashan participated in both the college entrance exam cheating scheme and the college recruitment scheme, including by conspiring to bribe Donna Heinel, the senior athletic director at … USC, to facilitate his son’s admission to USC as a recruited athlete,” according to the affidavit.

Following his arrest, TPG, the private equity firm where McGlashan is a managing partner, placed him on indefinite administrative leave and named co-CEO Jim Coulter as interim managing partner.

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